CV

Ian Waelder

Madrid, 1993

Nationality: USA

Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 

EDUCATION

  • Städelschule. Prof. Haegue Yang, Mark von Schlegell (Pure Fiction), Peter Fischli. Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Ongoing)

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming:

Solo exhibition at L21, Mallorca (Spain) – November 2018

2018 

• we feel untied, but why?. Curated by Sonia Fernández Pan. Centro Párraga, Murcia (Spain) 

• Who would be interested in an empty parking lot?. Project Space. Finnish Museum of Photography. Helsinki (Finland)

2016

• SUEDE. L21 Gallery. Palma (Spain)

• Dear Leg,. (w/ Bel Fullana). Bacelos Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

• Ruido. (w/ Èlia Llach). Ana Mas Projects Gallery. Barcelona (Spain)

• Photographs. Fundació Forvm. Tarragona (Spain)

2015

• To play with heights with a kind of void. DAFO Projectes. Curator: Jordi Antas. Lleida (Spain)

• El Biombo y el Eco (w/ Felipe Mujica). Salón. Curated by Carolina Castro Jorquera. Madrid (Spain)

• The noise, the traces and the marks. LOCAL Arte Contemporáneo. Santiago (Chile)

• Believe Me, I Tried. Chirivella Soriano Foundation. Valencia (Spain)

2014

• After a Hippie Jump. L21 Gallery. Madrid. (Spain)

2013

• Cover. Espazo Miramemira. Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

• Side/walk. Palma Photo ‘13. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

• Ver as vozes dos artistas. Curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez. Metro do Porto (Portugal)

• ARCO Madrid (Spain)

• Rundgang. Städelschule. Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

2017 

• 20 cm from the ground. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

  • • Lockers V2. Curated in a very cool way by Diego Díez. Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • • Ayudas a la Creación INJUVE. Sala Amadís. Madrid (Spain)
  • • ARCO Madrid. (Spain)

2016

• LENGUAJE. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

• Ch.ACO. Santiago (Chile)

• Biennal d’Art Ciutat d’Amposta. Lo Pati. Amposta. (Spain)

• Do you believe?. Fabra i Coats Centre D’Art. Barcelona (Spain)

• Statement. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)

2015

  • • Untitled Miami Beach. Miami (USA)
  • • Artists in residence at NauEstruch. Campanar de Sant Félix. Sabadell (Spain)
  • • Hot drinks and minimal punk. L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
  • • ARCO Madrid. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)
  • • Ciutat de Palma. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2014

  • • The Apartment (piloto). L21 Gallery. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
  • • AGRICULTORS. Curator: Sema D’Acosta. Sant Andreu Contemporani. Barcelona (Spain)
  • • Queso de cobra. Casas da Hedra. Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • • Ende der party. Tokonoma. Kassel. (Germany)
  • • Present Indicatiu. Fabra i Coats. Barcelona (Spain)
  • • Aprender a caer. Inéditos. Curator: Ángel Calvo Ulloa. La Casa Encendida. Madrid (Spain)
  • • Misha Bies Golas: “27 Negros” (Collective work). Contemporary Art Center of Galicia (CGAC) Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • • Behind the scenes. CAC Ses Voltes. Mallorca (Spain)
  • • ¿Por qué la noche…?. Panal361. Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • • Sobre el muro. Curator: Ángel Calvo Ulloa. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)
  • • JUSTMAD5 Artfair. Madrid (Spain)
  • • Ciutat de Palma. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2013

  • • Certamen artes plásticas de Binissalem. Centro cultural Can Gelabert. Binissalem, Mallorca (Spain)
  • • “Objetos”. L21 Gallery Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
  • • “Certamen Ciudad de Manacor”. Museo de Historia-Torre dels Enagistes, Manacor (Spain)
  • • “RAL 9005”. L21 Gallery. Madrid (Spain)
  • • Art Jove. Ses Voltes. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2012

  • • Certamen artes plásticas de Binissalem. Centro cultural Can Gelabert. Binissalem, Mallorca (Spain)
  • • “All In”. Galería SKL. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
  • • “OUT FOTO 2012″. Espacio WAKA. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
  • • “VIAS SUBVERSIVAS”. Centro Sa Possessió. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2011

  • • Blurb Photography Book Now 2011. Aperture Gallery. Nueva York (USA)
  • • Art Jove. Ses Voltes. Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

  

AWARDS

2015

  •  • Finalist. Ciutat de Palma. Spain

2014

  • • 1st Prize. Full Contact. SCAN International Photography Festival.
  • • Finalist. Miquel Casablancas. Sant Andreu Contemporani. Spain
  • • Finalist. Visual arts contest Ciudad de Manacor. Spain
  • • Finalist. Young Artist prize. JUSTMAG. JUSTMAD5 Art Fair. Madrid
  • • Honor Mention. Premio Ciutat de Palma. Spain

2013

  • • Finalist. Visual arts contest Dijous Bo. Spain
  • • 2º Prize. Visual arts contest Binissalem. Balearic Islands
  • • Finalist. Visual arts contest Ciudad de Manacor. Spain

2012

  • •  Finalist. Visual arts contest Art Jove. Balearic Islands.
  • • Finalist. Visual arts contest Binissalem. Balearic Islands

2011

  • • “People’s Choice”. Photography Book Now by Blurb. International
  • • Finalist. Visual arts contest Art Jove. Balearic Islands

 

GRANTS

2016

  • • Ajudes CAC Ses Voltes

2015

  • • INJUVE Ayudas Creación Joven

2014

  • • Full Contact. SCAN International Photography Festival. Tarragona
  • • Café Dossier II. La Tabacalera. Madrid (Spain)

2013

  • • III Encontro Artistas Novos. Cidade da Cultura. Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

 

RESIDENCIES

2016

  • • HANGAR. Lisboa (Portugal)

2015

  • • NauEstruch. Sabadell (Spain)

2014

  • • Tokonoma. Kassel. (Germany)
  • • Centro PANAL 361. Buenos Aires (Argentina)

ARTIST TALKS

2017

  • Montserrat Artist Residency (Spain)
  • Grisart Escola Internacional de Fotografia (Spain)
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. (The Netherlands)

2015

  • EAM Leandre Cristófol. Lleida (Spain)
  • Universidad Diego Portales. Santiago (Chile)

 

 
STATEMENT
BIO

The noise, the traces and marks are the results of an activity that did not necessarily expect to produce them. 

American born in Madrid in 1993. Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

 

His artistic practice explores urban materiality from memory with those mediums he has at his reach, from photography to sound, passing through text, painting or sculpture. It is also the practice of the collector applied to the experiential: an investigation about the traces and marks that the individuals leave in objects and the material surroundings.

 

In his recent solo exhibitions, we find We feel untied, but why? (curated by Sonia Fernández Pan at Centro Párraga, Murcia, 2018), Who Would Be Interested in an Empty Parking Lot? (The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, 2018), SUEDE (L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, 2016), The Noise, The Traces and Marks (LOCAL Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, 2015) or To Play With Heights With a Kind of Void (DAFO Projectes, Lleida, 2015). He’s also shown in two-person and group exhibitions, at Ana Mas Projects (Barcelona), Galería Bacelos (Madrid), Salón (Madrid), L21 (Madrid and Mallorca), Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid).

 

Artist in residence at HANGAR Lisboa (2016) and NauEstruch Sabadell (2015), in 2013 he receveid the Full Contact Prize at the photography festival SCAN Tarragona as well as the Honor Mention at the Ciutat de Palma Prize. He’s been a finalist at the Premi Miquel Casablancas from Sant Andreu Contemporani in 2014 and 2016.

 

He’s the co-founder of Printer Fault Press (formerly called editions & publications) next to Óscar Florit; an art publisher project focused in limited editions and books by artists, that seeks the collaboration and exchange between artists, theorists, curators and others.